Three D Radio announcer, Megan Cat (up until recently with her husband, the late Peter Brat) lives in "The BratHaus" a rural seaside home about 100km from Adelaide on South Australia's scenic Fleurieu Peninsula.
Veteran musician Peter, and artist/musician Megan, were long-time DJs on Three D Radio 93.7fm
, Adelaide's eclectic independent music station.
Together Peter & Megan, known as "The Cat and The Brat" created this blog to allow listeners to review the playlists of their radio show, "Technicolour Dreaming" , watch clips of selected songs and simply join them in the enjoyment of their favourite music... psychedelia, 60's garage,
surf, punk/post-punk, pop, folk-rock, glam, 'Krautrock', goth, 80's electro... and much more!
But The Cat is carrying on the tradition, with guest co-presenters, and "Technicolour Dreaming" will continue in the same format, drawing from the huge "Cat & Brat" music collection, with the addition of new releases and reissues to keep things current. The Brat is hugely missed, but the show must go on, as he wanted...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

This edition’s “Compilation of the Week” is an ongoing series put out by the UK’s Particle Records called UPSIDE DOWNColoured Dreams From The Underworld : 1966-1971”, the latest of which, Volume 3, was released only a couple of months ago. It is a cornucopia of mostly obscure late-60’s Australasian psych pop, with a few “hits” and lesser-known songs by well-known artists thrown in. It’s a fascinating glimpse of the New Zealand and Australian “pop scene” of the era, with extensive liner notes accompanying each volume, and though we had some difficulty finding film clips from the period to go with the songs we chose, hopefully we’ve managed to give you an idea of those sounds. Furthermore, we featured other Sixties’ songs from around the world during the course of the show, as well as recent releases from the likes of Melbourne’s Wesley Fuller, Scotland’s Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab and Iceland’s Singapore Sling, plus Sendelica’s brilliant version of Pink Floyd’s “The Nile Song”, taken from Fruit de Mer Records recent Barrett/Floyd tribute double-CD compilation “A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl”. We finished with 1969’s uber-psychedelic “Cold Spider” by C. A. Quintet from their brilliant “Trip Thru Hell” album before saying adieu until next week.....
..... so here is the playlist plus associated eye candy.....

Cary Grace - Cirrus Minor [Pink Floyd cover]      ("Fruits de Mer Records presents : A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl" tribute compilation 2014 UK)
Pinkunoizu - I Said Hell You Said No      ("The Drop" 2014 USA)

Sagittarius - Hotel Indiscreet       (7"single 1968 Los Angeles, California USA)
Wesley Fuller - Change Your Mind      (7"single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Mick Ronson - Only After Dark      ("Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" LP 1974 UK)
Sendelica - The Nile Song [Pink Floyd cover]      ("Fruits de Mer Records presents : A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl" compilation 2014 UK)
Singapore Sling - You Drive Me Insane      ("The Tower of Foronicity" 2014 Iceland)

Crocodiles - Jet Boy, Jet Girl [Elton Motello cover]    (bonus track on "Sleep Forever" 2010 USA)
White Fence - Nero (Has a Lot to Think About)      (split 7"single [with Jack Name] 2014 USA)
Allah-Las - Buffalo Nickel      ("Worship the Sun" 2014 California, USA)

the Green Pajamas - With A Flower in Her Hair      ("Summer of Lust" LP 1984 USA)
the Chemistry Set - The World Is Hollow and I Touched the Sky     ("This Day will Never Happen Again" 2010 UK)
Rhubarb Rhubarb - Rainmaker      (7"single 1968 UK)
Barrington Davis - Raining Teardrops      (7"single 1966 Sydney, Australia)
Lotus - Lotus 1     (7"single 1971 Australia)

Johnny Young - Craise Finton Kirk [Bee Gees cover]      ("Surprises..." LP 1968 Australia / UK)

            ## COMPILATION OF THE WEEK ##
UPSIDE DOWN Coloured Dreams From The Underworld : 1966-1971Volumes 1-3

the Twilights - Lotus      (7"single b-side [to Sand in the Sandwiches] 1968 Adelaide, Australia – taken from “Upside Down...” Vol 1)

the Gremlins - Kingsforth Hemmingseen      (7"single 1968 Auckland, New Zealand – taken from “Upside Down...” Vol 2)
Long Grass - Sunshine to Burn      (7"single 1971 Australia – taken from “Upside Down...” Vol 3)
the Groop - Seems More Important to Me      (7"single 1967 Melbourne, Australia – taken from “Upside Down...” Vol 2)

the Atlantics - Light Shades of Dark [Part 1]      (7"single 1969 Australia – taken from “Upside Down...” Vol 3)
Ronnie Burns - Exit Stage Right      (7"single 1967 Melbourne, Australia – taken from “Upside Down...” Vol 1)

Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab - The Secret of Tibetan Grapefruit Is...      ("Ever Evolving Lounge" 2014 USA)

Mayfly - Blue Sofa       ("Mayfly" LP 1973 Netherlands)

Ty Wagner - I'm a No-Count      (7”single 1965 USA)
Park Avenue Playground - The Trip      (7"single b-side (to I Know) 1968 USA)

the Byrds – Why?        (7"single b-side [to Eight Miles High] 1966 USA)
the C. A. Quintet - Cold Spider       ("Trip Thru Hell" LP 1969 USA)

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